Wisconsin GOP election commissioner praised right-wing provocateur who promoted voter fraud conspiracies
November 21, 2020 at 15:58
The commissioner, Bob Spindell, praised Jack Posobiec, a far-right agitator who is known for spreading conspiracies and disinformation on the Trump-friendly One America News Network.
"Thank you @JackPosobiec for tuning into the WIS Election Commission Meeting last night.
The six-member Wisconsin Election Commission, which includes Spindell, oversees the state's elections.
about The panel's Democratic chairwoman rebuked Spindell at the meeting for spreading what she called a "paranoid conspiracy" that mail ballots were improperly sent to voters.
Posobiec posted Spindell during the meeting and encouraged his 1.2 million followers to follow Spindell.
"I do not know him, and I have not been on his Twitter page," Spindell told CNN on Friday.
"Just to tell you how much I know about Twitter, I probably had, I don't know, one to two hundred people before this thing started.
A man who later fired a gun in the pizzeria while searching for supposed predators is now in prison.
Since the election, Posobiec has repeatedly promoted false claims about the election being stolen from Trump, citing the discredited conspiracies that Trump's legal team is pushing.
Trump and his lawyers have pushed baseless accusations of massive voter fraud while he refuses to concede.
In an interview with CNN, Spindell repeatedly raised the possibility of widespread fraud.
He said "there isn't any evidence that there isn't any" fraud in Wisconsin, and said that because "every other item in human life has lying, cheating and stealing," a competitive election likely would, too.